juxtaposit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin iūxtāpōnō (past participle iūxtāpositus)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌd͡ʒʌkstəˈpɒzɪt/

Verb[edit]

juxtaposit (third-person singular simple present juxtaposits, present participle juxtapositing, simple past and past participle juxtaposited)

  1. To place in close connection or contiguity; to juxtapose.
    • 1713, W[illiam] Derham, Physico-Theology: Or, A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God, from His Works of Creation. [], London: [] W[illiam] Innys, [], OCLC 2313581:
      In the whole Surface of an Ox's Crystalline, he reckons there are more than twelve Thousand Fibres juxtaposited.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “juxtaposit” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)